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Mysterious Moves

Mysterious Moves

FM FunMasterMike Nov 29, 2017 40851 Views 8 min
Can you play chess detective? Part of being a good chess player is getting inside the head of your opponent, even when "weird" moves are played. Watch and learn how to spot the clues that will help you solve the puzzling positions!
Pawn Chains

Pawn Chains

NM Sam Copeland 99 Feb 15, 2017 66676 Views 11 min
What should you do when you spot a pawn chain, ChessKids? NM Sam Copeland has the strategic tips to help you out!
The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

The Principle Of Two Weaknesses

FM FunMasterMike Aug 3, 2016 58856 Views 7 min
One weakness on the chessboard may not be enough to win, but two weaknesses are almost always decisive. FM Mike Klein shows you how to spot and create multiple weaknesses, ramping up the difficulty as he teaches each position.
King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

King Of Fast Chess: Ladyknightma

FM FunMasterMike Jun 29, 2016 30811 Views 11 min
Is it a knightmare? Close, it’s Ladyknightma who is our next king of fast chess. FM Mike Klein reviews Ladyknightma’s game, praising Black's defensive technique that eventually won the battle.
Underpromotion

Underpromotion

FM FunMasterMike Jun 1, 2016 70777 Views 8 min
Everyone knows that when a pawn reaches the end of the board, you get a new queen, right? Except when you don’t. FM Mike Klein shows you some crazy reasons why you would want a different piece instead.
Gambits

Gambits

FM FunMasterMike May 26, 2016 48154 Views 7 min
Should you take a risk in chess? Sometimes it’s more than worth it. FM Mike Klein shows you aggressive moves you can make to give up some material for a quicker attack or control of some crucial space on the chessboard.
Where To Attack!

Where To Attack!

FM FunMasterMike Apr 23, 2016 40413 Views 9 min
Attacking in chess is fun, but how do you know where on the board to do it? FM Mike Klein teaches you what to look for when deciding where to aim your next attack.
7th Rank Power: Rooks in the Endgame

7th Rank Power: Rooks in the Endgame

GM Simon Williams 1 Feb 6, 2016 28133 Views 8 min
Where is the best place you can put your rook in a game of chess? Usually, it’s on the seventh (or second) rank, where the rook is a real monster, says GM Simon Williams in his latest lesson. The rook only realizes its full power in the endgame when you put it on this ideal row, where it gobbles up pawns and restricts the enemy king.
Destroying The Defender

Destroying The Defender

GM Simon Williams 1 Jan 23, 2016 32311 Views 7 min
GM Simon Williams shows his disdain for defenders when they get in the way of his attack. If you have “double power” in a line on the chessboard, it’s time to look for ways to remove any defender guarding your target square. You can safely give up as much material as you want, as long as you expose the enemy king and checkmate him.
FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FunMasterMike Plays Puzzle Winner Will

FM FunMasterMike Dec 5, 2015 27917 Views 8 min
What was the prize for winning the ChessKid puzzles contest? You got to play a game with the legend himself, FM Mike Klein. Watch as FunMasterMike takes on Will, the first puzzles winner, and learn how important is to look an extra move ahead. Be sure to try the ChessKid puzzles yourself in the related links.
How To Plan

How To Plan

FM FunMasterMike Oct 31, 2015 36275 Views 8 min
Hey, what's your plan, ChessKids? FM Mike Klein gives you three important things to focus on in all your chess games: checks, captures, and threats. Let FunMasterMike teach you why should never make a move without looking for these three forcing ideas.
Carissa's Master Puzzles

Carissa's Master Puzzles

FM Carissa Yip 3 Oct 21, 2015 41878 Views 5 min
National Master Carisa Yip is back with some more of her favorite chess puzzles for you to solve. This time, the puzzles are positional studies by the chess author Jacob Aagaard. Yes, that's a lot of A's. Hopefully you can get an A on these puzzles too if you try hard.
Your Opponent's Move!

Your Opponent's Move!

FM FunMasterMike Oct 10, 2015 31195 Views 8 min
What's the one thing that turns an average chess player into a real chess master? Focusing on the opponent's moves! FM Mike Klein gives you one of the most important lessons of your chess career today in this video that teaches you exactly how to stop your opponent's threats.
Make The Easy Moves First

Make The Easy Moves First

Rob Lazorchak 41 Sep 18, 2015 19729 Views 6 min
Who is chess coach Rob's favorite chess player? The great Paul Morphy! Watch this fun video to see how Morphy developed his pieces by making the easy moves first. This simple idea will help every one of your chess games.
Phases Of The Game

Phases Of The Game

FM FunMasterMike Jun 20, 2015 22711 Views 7 min
Did you know chess games have phases? FM Mike Klein teaches you the three phases of chess: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. Learn what you should do in each phase in this fun lesson.
The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

The Chess Piece Who Swallowed A Fly: Bonus!

IM Daniel Rensch Jun 13, 2015 30581 Views 8 min
Are you ready for a bonus video on the chess piece who swallowed a fly? IM Daniel Rensch is back with another look at how your own pieces can block in your chess army - but this time with a twist. Learn when it is OK to "swallow a fly" (in chess, not real life!) when it achieves a greater goal on the 64 squares.
My World Youth Championship: vs Lidia Czarnecka

My World Youth Championship: vs Lidia Czarnecka

FM Carissa Yip 3 May 6, 2015 17836 Views 11 min
Carissa Yip is the youngest female national master in U.S. history. Watch her debut lesson on ChessKid as she explains how she won an important game in the World Youth Championship. Learn how a chess prodigy thinks in this informative game review.
The Deadly Decoy!

The Deadly Decoy!

GM Eugene Perelshteyn 1 Dec 2, 2014 12346 Views 9 min
Can you name one of the most common yet devastating tactics in chess? We won't be coy. It's the decoy. Decoys lure an opposing piece to a bad square that allows you to play a winning tactic. Learn all about decoys with GM Eugene Perelshteyn, and see if you can solve his decoy puzzles in the video. Don't forget to take the ChessKid lesson on tactics in the related links!